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Functional Medicine Readiness Questionnaire

Functional medicine is the intersection of naturopathy and Western medicine. It does not swear off the use of prescription drugs, but it also does not treat symptoms. In functional medicine, doctors identifies the genetic, environmental, and biochemical causes of illness that are the underlying causes of disease and create a program that addresses those variables. …

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Gift Yourself a Healthy Lifestyle This Holiday Season

With a shortened holiday season and too much stress associated with it, instead of writing out a Christmas or Hanukkah gift list this year, I’d like to suggest you create a “healthy lifestyle checklist.” Sure, you’re probably going to have to buy a few gifts for family and friends, but really, what’s better than giving …

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Back to School: Get Into the School-Year Routines

Wow, does it feel like the summer just flew by? Although I can’t believe it’s already the start of the school year, I am eager for the fall to arrive, when the kids return to their school-year routines, and the rest of us are able to resume a little more normalcy. The September newsletter is …

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Plastic Vs. Stainless Steel Water Bottles: Which to Use

Over the past few years, there has been a push to get consumers away from drinking out of plastic water bottles. You may even have heard the debate over plastic vs. stainless steel water bottles. Is it an environmental issue to reduce the waste associated with disposable plastic bottles? Is it an effort by makers …

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It’s Hot Out! How to Run in a Heat Wave

Ah, the dog days of summer are among us. Temperatures are consistently in the 90s with forecasters calling for extreme heat indices reaching to 100+ degrees. The air conditioning in your home or office feels good, but it’s also making you sleepy and lazy and occasionally anxious that you’re turning into a slug. It’s so …

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Benefits of Hydration Go Beyond Prevention of Dehydration: Drink More Water

A recent article claiming that concerns about dehydration are vastly overblown makes such bizarre conclusions that I can only presume it was written so narrowly and literally that the author never considered the benefits of hydration. Author Aaron E. Carroll, a pediatrician, argued recently in The New York Times that there’s no science behind the recommendation for individuals to drink …

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